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Technicolor Motor Home's Steely Dan concert Friday, March 2, headlines busy weekend in downtown Bel Air

Harford County based Slate Ridge Entertainment LLC will present An Evening of Steely Dan Music by Technicolor Motor Home at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Bel Air Armory, one of three downtown Bel Air events planned this coming weekend.
Harford County based Slate Ridge Entertainment LLC will present An Evening of Steely Dan Music by Technicolor Motor Home at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Bel Air Armory, one of three downtown Bel Air events planned this coming weekend. (Handout)

Harford County-based Slate Ridge Entertainment LLC will present An Evening of Steely Dan Music by Technicolor Motor Home at 8 p.m. on Friday at the Bel Air Armory.

The concert is one of several events on tap this chocolate-themed weekend in downtown Bel Air, including Sweets on the Street Saturday and a Chocolate, Brew and Wine Tour on Sunday. The latter two events replaced the former Chocolate and Candy Festival that had been held at the armory for 15 years.

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Technicolor Motor Home’s concert is also in part a benefit for CharHope Foundation, a local nonprofit that helps women in recovery from addiction.

The show is 90 percent sold out but some excellent seating opportunities remain, organizers said Sunday.

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“Led by Crack the Sky keyboardist Glenn Workman, Technicolor Motor Home is comprised of 10 of the best musicians on one page, playing Steely Dan like they own it,” according to Bob Mumby, one of the principals in Slate Ridge Entertainment, along with Craig Ward, also of Bel Air.

A mix of elegance, function and virtuosity, the band pays homage to the recent touring versions of Steely Dan, according to Mumby. Their show includes material from every SD album, as well as some gems from Becker and Fagan solo projects.

The evening will also give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the CharHope Foundation.

CharHope, founded in 2015 By Derek Hopkins, Sandi Gallion and a core of visionary board members, is dedicated to helping women, who are facing the disease of addiction, to move toward a long-term recovery, said Mumby, who is a board member.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring household items for the group’s existing recovery house and for its second house, which will open in April.

The Armory doors open at 7 p.m. for Friday’s concert. Slate Ridge also encourages attendees to enjoy downtown Bel Air’s amazing line-up of restaurants and nightspots before and after the show, Mumby said.

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Beverage sales are provided by, and for the benefit of, The Bel Air Downtown Alliance. The Harford County Liquor Control Board approved the beer and wine license for the concert last week.

Slate Ridge Entertainment LLC is a concert promotion company founded to bring world-class musical entertainment to Harford County. More information on Slate Ridge and the Technicolor Motor Home show and ticket information can be found at slateridgemusic.com/.

The Sweets on the Streets event is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Bel Air and includes a day full of special pop-up shops brought to visitors by APG Federal Credit Union.

Visitors are encouraged to shop the downtown boutiques and discover local artisans nestled in the nooks and crannies of Bel Air. Harford County’s creative community will be on display featuring finely handcrafted items.

Sunday’s third annual Chocolate, Brew & Wine Tour runs from 1 to 7 p.m. and is hosted by Katzen Eye Group and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. This is a “pub crawl” event for beer and chocolate enthusiasts.

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A ticket costs $45 online and includes a free drink at each pub, discounted food menu, chance to win giveaways and more. Must be 21 years or older to participate. No refunds.

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